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Ellison tacks wage theft ban onto defense bill

If Ellison's move survives the rest of the congressional gauntlet, it could aid tens of thousands of underpaid fast food workers at commissaries and in mini-malls on defense bases.

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Labor group defends workers at military bases against right wing attacks

The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.

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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.

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Government urged to curb wage theft

Wage theft comes through arbitrary employer rulings that workers are "independent contractors." That's a form of fraud that hurts workers, honest employers and governments, too,

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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act

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Protest immigration raid vs. workers standing up for rights

Don't look now, but the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency may be back to its old tricks.

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Dallas leads Texas in Labor Day celebrations

What a Labor Day weekend! Of the 13 Labor Day activities listed by the Texas AFL-CIO, the Big D may have had the best ones.

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Wal-Mart warehouse workers file wage theft suit

A group of 18 warehouse workers here filed a lawsuit in federal court Nov. 18 against two staffing firms they say are not paying them for the hours they worked.

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Advocacy group warning seasonal workers: don't fall victim to wage theft

This holiday season, the National Consumers League is issuing a reminder to part-time and seasonal workers of their rights and protections under federal labor laws and warning them about the prevalence of abuses in the workplace.